Kate Wells2022-03-21T14:05:11+00:00

Kate Wells

Exquisite machine embroidery worked on a 1930’s Industrial ‘Irish’ machine. I’m currently working on a large gold embroidery for a private commission – reflective, symbolic, decorative, subtle.

My practice has been based at Whitehouse Farm, Stannington, for over 40 years. During that time, it’s moved between exhibition work and working to commission, something which is challenging and interesting (but not always easy) to create a response for a particular client.

Every commission grows my practice – the current one is particularly large, 206 x 95cm, which is a challenge of scale, using gold thread machine embroidery on silk organza. Central to the process lies careful thought, sampling and planning, embroidery and design.

I particularly love landscapes, birds and details of flowers whether as figurative work or as repetitive aspects of a design. Some projects need specific research – like ecclesiastical stoles which require a sense of theatre and a spiritual message using seasonal colours of church worship. Embroidery is a fine art. It breathes through detail and texture, surfaces and stitches, fabrics and threads, reflection and inspiration.

Studio visits

My studio will be open for visits on the following dates:

  • Saturday April 30th
  • Sunday May 1st
  • Monday May 2nd

About my studio

  • This studio has disabled access
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

t: 01142 334 303
m: 07908 188 034
w: katewellsartist.co.uk
e: katewells.embroidery@hotmail.co.uk

Studio location

Whitehouse Farm 70
Nethergate
Stannington
Sheffield S6 6DJ

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